Louisiana Celebrities Helping to ‘Feed Louisiana Love’
What do Hunter Hayes, Jordan Davis, Dylan Scott, Garrett Jacobs, Sam Burns, Normani, and Amanda Shaw all have in common? They’re just some of the celebrities with ties to Louisiana working to make sure no one in the Bayou State goes hungry.
According to the Louisiana Radio Network, I was shocked to find out that on an annual basis, 773,000 Louisiana residents are food insecure and in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, experts estimate that number will grow by 223,000… roughly 21% of the population of Louisiana.
If you’re like me and don’t understand how folks in this day and age can go hungry when our country has such an abundance of food, you’re not alone. I keep hearing that the supply chain and distribution of food have been disrupted because of the pandemic… but what about when we’re not in the midst of a crisis? That’s where all of these fantastic celebrities with connections to Louisiana come in. Of course, I’m pretty partial to Jordan Davis, Sam Burnes, and Garrett Jacobs because they’re all local to our area. But regardless of where in the state they’re from, they’re stepping up to help out with a new social media campaign called ‘Feed Louisiana Love,’ whose purpose is to raise awareness and funding for a statewide network of food banks. WGNO reports that the agencies benefitting from the campaign include the Food Bank of Central Louisiana in Alexandria; the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana in Monroe; our own Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana in Shreveport; the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank; and Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana.
While we don’t have details yet, Breaux Bridge native Hunter Hayes is set for a special performance later this month to benefit the cause.